Assoc. Prof. Tom Roa

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato

Qualifications: BA Wellington, DipTESL Wellington, MA(Applied) Waikato, Dip T, Justice of the Peace

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Associate Professor / Manukura

Research Interests


Papers Taught

DEVS501 - Strategic Planning for Māori and Pacific Development
REOM313 - Te Reo Māori: Pre-Advanced
REOM314 - Te Reo Māori: Advanced

Recent Publications

  • Roa, T. (2021). The man translating The Hobbit into te reo Māori [Interviewed by Ellen O'Dwyer]. In Retrieved from

  • Forbes, M., O'Malley, V., Papa, R., Totorewa, B., Roa, T., Takerei, M., & Muraahi, K. (2021). NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui [Documentary Interviews]. RNZ. Retrieved from

  • Roa, T. (2021). Extended Interviews: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui: with tribal historian Tom Roa. In Radio New Zealand: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui [Interviewed by Mihingarangi Forbes]. Retrieved from

  • O'Malley, V., Roa, T., & Kidman, J. (2021). The impact of the 1863-1864 conflict in the Waikato. In Woodstock School, Teacher Only Day: History of Aotearoa Programmes.

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